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Post by Ceej on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:47 pm

http://photos.speedtv.com/gallery/2013_Sprint_Cup_Ford_Fusion

NASCAR finally looked up "Brand Identity" in the dictionary...
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Re: 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion revealed...

Post by day500champ1 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:10 pm

You I saw a video of Carl at the N.A.I.A.S where he was looking at the production model 2013 Fusion. The first thing that came to my mind is the car reminds me of an Austin Martin.
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Re: 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion revealed...

Post by BWard on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:23 pm

It looks unbelievably awesome!
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Post by JMac525 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:20 pm

day500champ1 wrote:You I saw a video of Carl at the N.A.I.A.S where he was looking at the production model 2013 Fusion. The first thing that came to my mind is the car reminds me of an Austin Martin.

Same here.
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Re: 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion revealed...

Post by BBoy on Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:25 pm

I'm digging it! Can't wait for the other 2013 cars to come out later on!
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Re: 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion revealed...

Post by Cynon on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:26 pm

Sorry to burst the bubble of this thread, but if "Brand Identity" just means a bunch of different stickers than it's no different than what we have now. Either way it'll probably still be a de facto spec car.

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Re: 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion revealed...

Post by Blake Camphausen on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:02 pm

Cynon wrote:Sorry to burst the bubble of this thread, but if "Brand Identity" just means a bunch of different stickers than it's no different than what we have now. Either way it'll probably still be a de facto spec car.
At least the body looks somewhat altered to look somewhat like the fusion.
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Re: 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion revealed...

Post by RealRacer4 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:14 pm

*orgasms* Shocked

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Re: 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion revealed...

Post by Cynon on Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:36 pm

Blake Camphausen wrote:
Cynon wrote:Sorry to burst the bubble of this thread, but if "Brand Identity" just means a bunch of different stickers than it's no different than what we have now. Either way it'll probably still be a de facto spec car.
At least the body looks somewhat altered to look somewhat like the fusion.

About as much as the current Fusion looks like the actual road car. To be honest, NASCAR hasn't had legitimate brand identity in over 20 years. Would you recognize it without all those stickers? My guess is probably not.

It's not something that I particularly care about (because it's all window-dressing and doesn't affect the quality of the racing, let's be realistic), I'm just wondering how it will perform on-track and if the bumpers line up with each other.

Seeing as the bumpers appear to line up with each other, I'm not holding my breath.

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Re: 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion revealed...

Post by Sparkz47 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:11 pm

Cynon wrote:
Blake Camphausen wrote:
Cynon wrote:Sorry to burst the bubble of this thread, but if "Brand Identity" just means a bunch of different stickers than it's no different than what we have now. Either way it'll probably still be a de facto spec car.
At least the body looks somewhat altered to look somewhat like the fusion.

About as much as the current Fusion looks like the actual road car. To be honest, NASCAR hasn't had legitimate brand identity in over 20 years. Would you recognize it without all those stickers? My guess is probably not.

It's not something that I particularly care about (because it's all window-dressing and doesn't affect the quality of the racing, let's be realistic), I'm just wondering how it will perform on-track and if the bumpers line up with each other.

Seeing as the bumpers appear to line up with each other, I'm not holding my breath.

I'm kind of with you on this one, Cy. I mean, it looks really nice, and it's good to see it has an actual Ford shape, unlike the car-shaped boxes we have out there today, but I don't think any amount of tweaking could bring legitimate brand identity back into this sport.

It's more-or-less a sponsorship deal now than anything. The manufactures have very little to do with the development of the actual race car, mechanically. Once the car has been designed performance-wise, they put it together and give it a chassis that vaguely resembles one of the manufacturers production models. Then they slap on some brand stickers and away it goes.
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Re: 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion revealed...

Post by RealRacer4 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:18 pm

IMO, I would love to see someone take this new Fusion, and replace it with everything that's Aston Martin-related for photoshop lols. Laughing

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Re: 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion revealed...

Post by Rykia on Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:59 pm

The car does look cool though.
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